This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.
Profligate (adj) （形容词）
Phonetics 音标: [ prä-fli-gət ]
In Part 分解部份:
pro + flig + ate [adj]
forward + strike + make [adj]
向前 + 拍打 +令到 [形容词]
Etymologically, Profligate means being made to strike beforehand. The word actually means spending a lot of money or crazily extravagant.
- Months after being unemployed and profligate spending, the woman is on the verge of filing a bankruptcy.
- The cop had been profligate with his bullets; by the time he got to the real crime scene they were nearly depleted.
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